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This week we have had lots of fun celebrating Chinese New Year. We have worn Chinese clothes, built dragons, made Chinese lanterns and done some dragon dancing. We also learnt the phrase "ni hao" and practised writing some Chinese numbers.
The best part about celebrating Chinese New Year was tasting some delicious Chinese food. We were very pleased that everybody had a taste and lots of the children cleared their plates!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Joseph Berry for settling so well into the routines of nursery life. I was very impressed with how confident you have been and how quickly you have settled in. Amazing work Joseph! Toby has been chosen as one of our little rays of sunshine this week for his enthusiasm about celebrating Chinese New Year. He used shapes to make a dragon and could name many of them. He told me "this one looks like a moon or a blue banana" Well done Toby! Finlay Craggs for his brilliant creativity and imagination. We all loved your model which you named the "Finlay vampire robot of doom" Holly Symcox has been chosen as one of our little rays of sunshine this week for joining in with various Chinese New year activities. She especially enjoyed tasting some Chinese food, in fact she ate everything on her plate! And finally Logan Hall for showing brilliant concentration when making his Chinese lantern. Logan your cutting technique is developing and I am so proud of you for trying so hard to make this amazing lantern!
We had lots of fun watching the Robin Hood pantomime at the primary school. The children were very brave watching the show, even when it was a little bit noisy. Thank you to all of the parents that were able to make it, we hope you enjoyed it too!
The children are beginning to notice sounds all around the nursery and were great sound detectives. They were able to find lots of our 's and a' sounds. Therefore we have introduced jolly phonics. Some of us went fishing for sounds and have been practising writing these sounds in the salt to enhance our fine motor skills. We have also been sorting a variety of objects according to their initial sounds, when playing silly soup. What brilliant work everybody!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Sam Moss for doing some fantastic sound work. Sam is able to name and recognise the sounds s and a. He was also able to confidently sort some objects according to their initial sound. Brilliant work Sam! Tom Dobson for his brilliant work in PE. Tom had great aim when rolling his ball to his partner and was able to keep his legs nice and wide to help him catch the ball. Great work Tom! Teddy Buston for working so hard at all of our activities. He was a super star at playing our shopping list game and knew exactly what he needed to find to win the game. Fantastic concentration Teddy! Harry Maskell for his effort when writing his name. He is doing a super job! And finally Cameron Evans for being able to sort the animals depending on where they live and he was able to recall some excellent facts about Arctic animals. Great job Cameron, keep up the super work!
We hope you have a very relaxing spring half term and we look forward to seeing you all when we return on Monday 19th February.
This week we have been learning all about hibernation. We made a warm cosy den for our bear to go to sleep. We made the room very dark and had to stay very quiet so we didn't wake him up. The children then used a variety of different materials to make their own bear dens. The children were very curious to learn more about the bears and asked questions such as "Why do bears sleep a lot? How do they swim? What do they eat?" Therefore we looked on our Ipad to find out more information and enjoyed watching some bear videos.
We hope you enjoyed our stay and play session this week. It was lovely to see that so many of you could come. Thank you for your continued support! We would just like to remind you all that it is the Robin Hood pantomime at the main school on Tuesday 6th February at 2pm. We will be having snacks before the show at 1pm at nursery. We hope to see you all then!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Ashton Allerton for blowing my socks off with his number work. He was able to tell me the quantity had changed when I took away or added another fish! Fantastic job Ashton! Eden Conroy for her hard work and determination when forming her letters. She was very eager to show me how well she can write her name. Keep up the amazing work! Ella-Rae Gustard for amazing me with her writing this week. She sat at the picnic table with a pen and whiteboard and started writing the sounds we have been learning. She even remembered the formation rhymes to help her. Great writing Ella, a big well done! Bobby Dobson for his great number work. Bobby was able to correctly identify numbers 3, 4 and 5. He then counted and fed the correct number of fish to the penguins. Fantastic work Bobby! And finally Scarlett Charles for always being so cheerful and enthusiastic every day. She has really impressed me this week with her ability to recognise sounds and when sorting the objects by their initial sound. Keep up the brilliant work!
This week we have been investigating ice. We talked about what ice is made from and how the water turns into ice. We also talked about other things that might freeze and made our own very delicious ice lollies.
We also got a very urgent letter this week in nursery from the penguins at the North Pole. Jack Frost has been very mean and frozen some of their penguin friends. Therefore it was our job to rescue them. As a group we talked about different ways to rescue the penguins such as "using a hammer, pulling them out, use a wrench and a hairdryer" The children decided the best way was to warm up the ice so it would melt. Therefore we found different warm places around the nursery to see which would melt the fastest. Some of the children noticed that we had small and big blocks of ice. Tom and Estelle said the big block will take longest to melt. What great problem solving everybody, I am so pleased we rescued the penguins!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Beaux Poulter for doing such an amazing job clapping out the syllables of different objects. Fantastic work Beaux! Ruby Buckle for trying very hard with our silly soup rhyming game. Brilliant work Ruby! Leo Lowes and Evelyn Goundry for settling so well into nursery life. They come in each morning without any tears, which is great to see. Annabelle Gilchrist for her consistent positive attitude and great sense of humour. Her cutting skills have also blown my socks off. Lovely work Annabelle! And finally Paddy-Lambert Cousins for thoroughly enjoying being outsider. He didn't let the weather put him off. He was fantastic at dribbling the football around the garden in some very muddy conditions.
This week we have started our new topic; winter. We talked about the weather and how to stay warm at winter time. We then helped our teddy bear pack his suitcase ready for a trip to the North Pole. The children were able to sort which clothes he would wear in the summer and which he would wear in the winter.
We got to see first-hand what the weather is like in winter this week as we have had lots of snow. The children have loved making marks in the snow, making snow angels, having snowball fights, making snowmen and ice painting.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Joe Hird for trying very hard practising with his cutting. He is also getting very confident when writing his name. He no longer needs to copy his name from his name card and can form all of the letters correctly. Great work Joe! Harrison Binyon for brilliantly finding objects with "s" sound. He did a super job! Well done Harrison! Mia Gibson for blending the sounds to read some CVC words. She was then able to find the matching picture. Great work Mia, you blew my socks off! Dakota Bilgin-Darvishi for joining in with our lycra game and joining in with the songs. He was very excited to see if his name would be the last to fall off. Well done Dakota! And finally James Hawkey for concentrating so hard when using the scissors this week. His cutting skills are improving this week. Keep up the good work James.
We hope you all had a lovely Christmas break and a happy new year! The children have come back to nursery very settled and eager to learn! We have been getting back into the swing of nursery routines this week and have had lots of fun outside in the nursery garden building boats to find the giant caves and putting on brilliant puppet shows.
Our new starters have done so well on their first week at nursery. There have been a few tears, but we are sure that their confidence will grow each day. Well done everybody! We would also like to thank all of the nursery children for being such kind friends and looking after our new starters!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Sammy Cummins for his enthusiasm and eagerness to learn our jolly phonics sounds. I am very proud of you for recognising our sounds: s, a and t. Keep up the brilliant work Sammy! Sophie Umpleby for her brilliant independent name recognition "look Mrs Dodds I found my name!" Sophie is also almost there with writing her name too, great job! Cameron Evans. Cameron for returning to nursery after the holidays with a positive attitude and no tears! I am particularly impressed with how your cutting and writing skills have improved brilliantly. Well done! Robbie Clarey, Archie Spencer, Ivy Hendry and Zac Cooper for settling so well into your new key worker group this week. I am so proud of them all. Thank you also to the rest of my group for being so kind and friendly to our new children. And finally Kaden Bestford for being a very kind friend this week. When one of his friends hurt themselves he comforted them, even getting a tissue to dry their eyes. What a lovely friend you are Kaden!